The Hampshire-based family theme park, Paultons Park, has announced that the launch of its new themed land Tornado Springs has been postponed until Easter 2021.
The four-acre land of attractions at Paultons Park – the UK’s number one family theme park and the home of Peppa Pig World – was originally set to launch on the 19th May this year, but the park has faced insurmountable challenges to complete the build in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown.
Richard Mancey, Managing Director of Paultons Park, said: “The decision to delay the opening of Tornado Springs to 2021 has been very difficult to make, particularly as so many of our guests have been eagerly looking forward to enjoying the new rides and attractions.
“We know how disappointing this postponement will be, to both our guests and our staff. After eighteen months of hard work it is very hard to accept that the attraction will not open this year, particularly when it is so close to completion. However, with no work taking place on site at present and with no clear idea of when the specialist contractors will be able to recommence work, we felt that this was our only option.
“Everyone who has been involved in bringing Tornado Springs to life has poured their heart and soul into creating a truly spectacular experience, so rest assured it will be worth the wait.”
Tornado Springs – an Americana-styled land based around a fictional 1950’s midwestern town – will become Paultons Park’s fifth themed land, offering over seven new rides and attractions. The Tornado Springs theme is exclusive to Paultons Park and will feature the UK’s first free-spinning rollercoaster from MACK Rides, Storm Chaser.
Paultons Park has been closed to the public since 20th March in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Richard Mancey added: “We’re looking forward to welcoming our guests back to Paultons Park once we are cleared to re-open, to enjoy over 70 rides and attractions set in over 140 acres of beautiful parkland.”
Notes to editors
Peppa Pig World
UK and Eire exclusive and world first, Peppa Pig World, is located at family theme park Paultons Park in Hampshire and opened in 2011.
There are now nine rides including Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, Peppa’s Big Balloon Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Little Train Ride, Grandpa Pig’s Boat Trip, Daddy Pig’s Car Ride, George’s Dinosaur Adventure, Windy Castle, The Queen’s Flying Coach Ride and Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club. Other attractions within Peppa Pig World include George’s Spaceship Playzone, Mr Potato’s Playground and Muddy Puddles, a water splash park.
Family-run theme park Paultons Park opened in 1983. The park covers 140 acres and has more than 70 rides and attractions including Jurassic-themed attraction Lost Kingdom. Paultons Park’s latest new themed world, Tornado Springs, will open to the public at Easter 2021.
In July 2019 Paultons Park won TripAdvisor’s best-rated UK amusement park for the fourth year in a row. Paultons Park is the only park to have ever received this award four years running.
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